Microsoft suspends Windows RT 8.1 update

Microsoft Windows RT users won’t be able to upgrade to the new version of the OS after the company removed the update that was released last week.

The update, entitled Windows RT 8.1, was removed from the Windows Store after a handful of users were reportedly met with a blue screen when rebooting the tablet PC, according to Ars Technica.

“Microsoft is investigating a situation affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT devices to Windows RT 8.1. As a result, we have temporarily removed the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store. We are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and apologize for any inconvenience. We will provide updates as they become available,” read an announcement on Microsoft’s site.

The blue screen, which can be seen above, stated the tablet PC needs to be repaired due to the Boot Configuration Data files missing some information and as yet no one has reported any problems with the Surface Pro tablets or any PCs running the new version of Windows 8.

Microsoft released Windows 8.1 on a worldwide basis late last week with a variety of different updates to its operating system. This included the long awaited addition of a Start button to the user interface as well as the ability to alter the size of the tiles that make up the OS.

Other changes include new keyboard shortcuts that eliminate the need for different keyboards, gesture control for a plethora of apps, and the ability to offer browser windows side-by-side on Windows 8 devices, as well as other smaller tweaks.

The update is free for anyone that already has Windows 8 installed with the new OS setting back new customers £99.99 and Windows 8.1 Pro costing new users £189.99.

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